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Lowcountry Lawyer To Seek Ford’s Seat

Lowcountry lawyer Marlon Kimpson – an attorney with the Charleston, S.C.-based mass tort firm of Motley Rice – will seek the State Senate seat vacated this week by Robert Ford, who resigned amid a probe into multiple alleged campaign finance violations. Kimpson – a former pension fund attorney – has…

Lowcountry lawyer Marlon Kimpson – an attorney with the Charleston, S.C.-based mass tort firm of Motley Rice – will seek the State Senate seat vacated this week by Robert Ford, who resigned amid a probe into multiple alleged campaign finance violations.

Kimpson – a former pension fund attorney – has been at Motley Rice for more than a dozen years, playing “an integral role in developing the firm’s catastrophic injury, aviation, asbestos and securities fraud practice groups.”

Here’s his bio …

Sources tell FITS Kimpson’s campaign will be “very well-funded.”

No clue yet whether other candidates will jump into the Democratic primary for this seat, which is the only game in town in light of the fact this is a gerrymandered “majority minority” district. Filing for the seat will officially open on June 21 and run through July 1 – with the primary held on August 13 and the general election held October 1.

Given the demographic composition of the district, no credible “Republican” candidate is expected to file.

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59 comments

Roseanne May 31, 2013 at 2:01 pm

There will be several folks in the race before it’s over. Most of us in the district think Marlon is way too slick.

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Roseanne May 31, 2013 at 2:01 pm

There will be several folks in the race before it’s over. Most of us in the district think Marlon is way too slick.

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Lowcountry Tuna May 31, 2013 at 2:19 pm

Kimpson represents the same folk professionally that he’ll be representing in Columbia. It’s a win for the folks of District 42

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Philip Branton May 31, 2013 at 3:45 pm

Hmm……..Shirley Greene from the Post and Courier would do a fine better job telling these folks what was really going on…!

http://www.postandcourier.com/apps/pbcs.dll/personalia?ID=36

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Just saying May 31, 2013 at 5:24 pm

She is a negro so she should be a credible candidate. However, her columns in the P&C are laughable.

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Lowcountry Tuna May 31, 2013 at 2:19 pm

Kimpson represents the same folk professionally that he’ll be representing in Columbia. It’s a win for the folks of District 42

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Philip Branton May 31, 2013 at 3:45 pm

Hmm……..Shirley Greene from the Post and Courier would do a fine better job telling these folks what was really going on…!

http://www.postandcourier.com/apps/pbcs.dll/personalia?ID=36

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Just saying May 31, 2013 at 5:24 pm

She is a negro so she should be a credible candidate. However, her columns in the P&C are laughable.

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Philip Branton May 31, 2013 at 3:42 pm

We wonder just exactly WHERE in District 42 does this fine Lawyer live..? We wonder what schools will be attended..?? Does Wil Folks really run a half baked article such as this…?? We wonder if Wil Folks will be asked by Tara certain questions regarding the Neck Area “swizzle” that certain asbestos burial contaminates..?? We wonder if this fine lady in this photo understands how to READ a map and ask about the “Promenade Landfill” ….the “Magnolia Paradise”…….the Post and Courier “SQUARE”……..rail line easements……….Beach Company and Fennell Development “placements”………Citadel markers……..and a BRIDGE to “Riley park”..??

We wonder if this lady has dined with Gilda Cobb-Hunter at a Furman University function ..lately?

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Scrappy June 2, 2013 at 11:16 pm

We wonder if your’e Big T’s oldest son?

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Philip Branton May 31, 2013 at 3:42 pm

We wonder just exactly WHERE in District 42 does this fine Lawyer live..? We wonder what schools will be attended..?? Does Wil Folks really run a half baked article such as this…?? We wonder if Wil Folks will be asked by Tara certain questions regarding the Neck Area “swizzle” that certain asbestos burial contaminates..?? We wonder if this fine lady in this photo understands how to READ a map and ask about the “Promenade Landfill” ….the “Magnolia Paradise”…….the Post and Courier “SQUARE”……..rail line easements……….Beach Company and Fennell Development “placements”………Citadel markers……..and a BRIDGE to “Riley park”..??

We wonder if this lady has dined with Gilda Cobb-Hunter at a Furman University function ..lately?

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Scrappy June 2, 2013 at 11:16 pm

We wonder if your’e Big T’s oldest son?

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Philip Branton May 31, 2013 at 3:50 pm

Here is a map link to the district for anyone wanting to see what is at stake….

http://ors.sc.gov/digital/2010SenateMaps/SEN42.pdf

From the Post and Courier “SQUARE” …..to BOEING….to the forgotten Landfill……..and a lot of “historical” land in between…………!!!

Get ready for some steamrolling developers…….

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Philip Branton May 31, 2013 at 3:50 pm

Here is a map link to the district for anyone wanting to see what is at stake….

http://ors.sc.gov/digital/2010SenateMaps/SEN42.pdf

From the Post and Courier “SQUARE” …..to BOEING….to the forgotten Landfill……..and a lot of “historical” land in between…………!!!

Get ready for some steamrolling developers…….

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sonnysboy May 31, 2013 at 4:54 pm

He’s obviously a major upgrade from Sen. Ford. If he’s been a success at that firm, he’s clearly sharp and not afraid to work his tail off. Totally confused by Phillip’s comments below. You do realize that Kimpson’s firm would sue on behalf of alleged asbestos victims, not defend the companies alleged to be responsible for same?

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sonnysboy May 31, 2013 at 4:54 pm

He’s obviously a major upgrade from Sen. Ford. If he’s been a success at that firm, he’s clearly sharp and not afraid to work his tail off. Totally confused by Phillip’s comments below. You do realize that Kimpson’s firm would sue on behalf of alleged asbestos victims, not defend the companies alleged to be responsible for same?

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GrandTango May 31, 2013 at 4:58 pm

“Pension Fund” doesn’t FITS crap all over himself about that, regularly???
But let me guess: FITS “LIKES” Marlon, (like he LIKES Ford) and he’s a well-meaning D, so it’s OK…

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ZZZZ May 31, 2013 at 5:43 pm

From his bio — “Martindale-Hubbell® recognizes Marlon as a BV® rated attorney.”

So his peers consider him a second-rate attorney.

“Sources tell FITS Kimpson’s campaign will be ‘very well funded.'”

Fine, wonderful.

So he’s loaded, and so are Joe Rice and Ron Motley.

They gave over a million bucks to John Edwards presidential campaign.

Let’s hope more people enter the race.

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Mike at the Beach May 31, 2013 at 10:37 pm

Not disagreeing with your points, but a BV rating is actually not bad…

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A Friend June 1, 2013 at 11:23 pm

But it’s not an AV.

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Mike at the Beach June 2, 2013 at 12:15 am

True indeed – AV generally (depending upon the year) means an attorney is 92nd percentile or higher. I simply meant that I wouldn’t call a potentially 90th percentile (nationally) rated attorney as “second-rate.” Most never get rated at all…

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Aloha June 2, 2013 at 7:18 pm

He’s not really a lawyer, in the true sense of it all. I doubt he has ever seen the inside of a courtroom other than as a 3rd stringer, carrying boxes. They use him to go out into the communities (the black ones) and round up the folks for their class action lawsuits. He couldn’t try a car wreck case if his life depended upon it, let alone anything more substantial.

That being said, his family has been political from day one so he probably has a good shot of winning.

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ZZZZ May 31, 2013 at 5:43 pm

From his bio — “Martindale-Hubbell® recognizes Marlon as a BV® rated attorney.”

So his peers consider him a second-rate attorney.

“Sources tell FITS Kimpson’s campaign will be ‘very well funded.'”

Fine, wonderful.

So he’s loaded, and so are Joe Rice and Ron Motley.

They gave over a million bucks to John Edwards presidential campaign.

Let’s hope more people enter the race.

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Mike at the Beach May 31, 2013 at 10:37 pm

Not disagreeing with your points, but a BV rating is actually not bad…

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A Friend June 1, 2013 at 11:23 pm

But it’s not an AV.

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Mike at the Beach June 2, 2013 at 12:15 am

True indeed – AV generally (depending upon the year) means an attorney is 92nd percentile or higher. I simply meant that I wouldn’t call a potentially 90th percentile (nationally) rated attorney as “second-rate.” Most never get rated at all…

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Aloha June 2, 2013 at 7:18 pm

He’s not really a lawyer, in the true sense of it all. I doubt he has ever seen the inside of a courtroom other than as a 3rd stringer, carrying boxes. They use him to go out into the communities (the black ones) and round up the folks for their class action lawsuits. He couldn’t try a car wreck case if his life depended upon it, let alone anything more substantial.

That being said, his family has been political from day one so he probably has a good shot of winning.

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Polyphemos May 31, 2013 at 6:34 pm

“Mass Tort Firm.” Do you have a disease that nobody can prove is caused by a process but there is a consensus of gerbils willing to testify it causes hand-sweating? Call the law firm of Goober-Smif TODAY! Call 8SE-LLU-RMOM, TODAY! WE CAN GET YOU MONEY!!!!!!

oh, joy. just what we need in Columbia…..

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Lowcountry Tuna June 3, 2013 at 11:22 am

Until your family dies from one of these diseases or drugs, shut yer pie hole

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Polyphemos June 4, 2013 at 3:11 am

Actually, did have a fifth cousin from McClellanville who died of sweaty palms. Unfortunately, he could not get a consensus of gerbils for certification. Are you supplying the pie?

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Slartibartfast May 31, 2013 at 6:34 pm

“Mass Tort Firm.” Do you have a disease that nobody can prove is caused by a process but there is a consensus of gerbils willing to testify it causes hand-sweating? Call the law firm of Goober-Smif TODAY! Call 8SE-LLU-RMOM, TODAY! WE CAN GET YOU MONEY!!!!!!

oh, joy. just what we need in Columbia…..

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Lowcountry Tuna June 3, 2013 at 11:22 am

Until your family dies from one of these diseases or drugs, shut yer pie hole

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Slartibartfast June 4, 2013 at 3:11 am

Actually, did have a fifth cousin from McClellanville who died of sweaty palms. Unfortunately, he could not get a consensus of gerbils for certification. Are you supplying the pie?

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I Can See You May 31, 2013 at 6:52 pm

No chance at all. So much dirt that can be kicked up, it would be wise to forget about running.

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I Can See You May 31, 2013 at 6:52 pm

No chance at all. So much dirt that can be kicked up, it would be wise to forget about running.

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BillyShumanforSenate May 31, 2013 at 8:31 pm Reply
Lowcountry Tuna June 3, 2013 at 11:23 am

uhhhhh – no way a white Republican can even sniff a crotch in this race. Hell a white D can’t win this. What the hell is this fella thinking??

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BillyShumanforSenate May 31, 2013 at 8:31 pm Reply
Lowcountry Tuna June 3, 2013 at 11:23 am

uhhhhh – no way a white Republican can even sniff a crotch in this race. Hell a white D can’t win this. What the hell is this fella thinking??

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lowcorider May 31, 2013 at 11:10 pm

Like Tom Davis and Sun City. Is there a senate seat that isn’t a gerrymandered guarantee?

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Lowcorider May 31, 2013 at 11:10 pm

Like Tom Davis and Sun City. Is there a senate seat that isn’t a gerrymandered guarantee?

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Sandy June 1, 2013 at 8:31 am

No new trial lawyers!

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Sandy June 1, 2013 at 8:31 am

No new trial lawyers!

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Mary Lane June 1, 2013 at 5:36 pm

I for one am extremely pleased to hear that Mr. Kimpson is running. He has a stellar representation in the community, and is the type of person we should all wish to have representing us. His professional accomplishments are impressive, but he’s also just an all around good guy, hard working family man. We will all be very lucky to have him in the State Senate serving South Carolina!!!

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I See U June 2, 2013 at 2:08 am

Your head is bad. Do you want evidence now, or later, that he is corrupt?

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Mary Lane June 2, 2013 at 8:35 am

How brave, from the nameless/faceless.. What courage it takes to make such an accusation anonymously!! Announce yourself accuser, be seen or do not be heard.. I rebuke thee, devil!

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jimlewisowb June 2, 2013 at 4:08 pm

“I rebuke thee, devil!”

By damn, this blog is going uptown in a hurry

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Mary Lane June 1, 2013 at 5:36 pm

I for one am extremely pleased to hear that Mr. Kimpson is running. He has a stellar representation in the community, and is the type of person we should all wish to have representing us. His professional accomplishments are impressive, but he’s also just an all around good guy, hard working family man. We will all be very lucky to have him in the State Senate serving South Carolina!!!

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I See U June 2, 2013 at 2:08 am

Your head is bad. Do you want evidence now, or later, that he is corrupt?

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Mary Lane June 2, 2013 at 8:35 am

How brave, from the nameless/faceless.. What courage it takes to make such an accusation anonymously!! Announce yourself accuser, be seen or do not be heard.. I rebuke thee, devil!

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jimlewisowb June 2, 2013 at 4:08 pm

“I rebuke thee, devil!”

By damn, this blog is going uptown in a hurry

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9" June 2, 2013 at 1:58 am

Put a good shine on it w/Pine-Sol,first…

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9" June 2, 2013 at 1:58 am

Put a good shine on it w/Pine-Sol,first…

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hack June 3, 2013 at 11:05 am

Clowney should drop out of USC, move to Charleston, and run for this seat. Having already won the Heisman unanimously for 2013 prior to the first down even being played, the time is ripe for him to enter politics and continue his meteoric rise to fame and glory.

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hack June 3, 2013 at 11:05 am

Clowney should drop out of USC, move to Charleston, and run for this seat. Having already won the Heisman unanimously for 2013 prior to the first down even being played, the time is ripe for him to enter politics and continue his meteoric rise to fame and glory.

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callem June 3, 2013 at 12:53 pm

Oreo

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callem June 3, 2013 at 12:53 pm

Oreo

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Morgy June 29, 2013 at 10:47 am

While it may be fun for some to write nasty and unfounded things as comments to articles like this, the truth is Kimpson is a stand up guy. Ford was a crook and a pawn of the republicans. While some have commented on “jury Mandoring” the truth is the Republicans have formed the district in such a way to consolidate the Dem votes in as few of districts as they can to maximize their seats in the house and senate. So while it is try that a Dem will most likely win, it is with no conspiracy by the Dems or Kimpson.

Kimpson by the way is a solid person in our community, and deserves to be commented on honestly and respectfully.

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Morgy June 29, 2013 at 10:47 am

While it may be fun for some to write nasty and unfounded things as comments to articles like this, the truth is Kimpson is a stand up guy. Ford was a crook and a pawn of the republicans. While some have commented on “jury Mandoring” the truth is the Republicans have formed the district in such a way to consolidate the Dem votes in as few of districts as they can to maximize their seats in the house and senate. So while it is try that a Dem will most likely win, it is with no conspiracy by the Dems or Kimpson.

Kimpson by the way is a solid person in our community, and deserves to be commented on honestly and respectfully.

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